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Myakka State Forest

2000 S River Rd, Englewood, FL 34223
+1 941-460-1333
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Great wilderness camping, but encountered a few unpleasant drawbacks

Reserved the waterfront campsite - a private area on the water with a dock, two picnic tables and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
princesskami
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Sarasota, Florida
Main Draw; It's Outside

Note - This is NOT Myakka State Park. This 'forest' is an area of basically flat land that was... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Les W
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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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2000 S River Rd, Englewood, FL 34223
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reserved the waterfront campsite - a private area on the water with a dock, two picnic tables and fire pit. We were not allowed to build a fire because of a current fire ban in the parks. It only costs $10 for one night at...More

Thank princesskami
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Note - This is NOT Myakka State Park. This 'forest' is an area of basically flat land that was slated for subdivision before being rescued by politicians. It's not markedly different than vacant lots in the area. I believe it's attractive to horse riders and...More

Thank Les W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Pay to drive a 2 mile dirt road. A trail or two if you care to walk. At the end of the road you have to turn around and go back the way you came because the gate is closed.

Thank David T
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We will be back; very nice trails. Walked up to the top of the tower. Long line but it went very quickly; worth the climb. Several trails. We will be back.

Thank MSL9965
Reviewed 26 March 2017

You have to pay to get in and the trail system is not much fun. We saw nothing and drove from one end to the other. Not worth the time unless you have a bike.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Bird sanctuary area and a beautiful nature walk with dense unusual trees and easy flat paths. Alligators in a different section. Great place.

Thank cherylmelody
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are interested in Florida as it was, Myakka State Forest is a step back in time. Nature means Oak Hammocks, Alligators, all kinds of birds, even an orange tree can be found. It is one of the best state parks in a state...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I went through the back country of this state forest. It was a wonderful morn, which I suggest you do, Not in the afternoon, when the sun is blazing. A local stable brought about 15 horse's over, it was very enjoyable! Can't wait to go...More

Thank joyicee10
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a hike today at the park. It was amazing, saw a ton of wildlife. Can't wait to go again. The trails are well marked and easy to follow.

1  Thank baggs1234
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Currently only Front 10 campsites are available. Sites 1, 8, 9 are suitable for Larger RV or travel trailer. Campsites are large, have nice Fire ring and Grill. Campsites are primitive, no hook ups. Walking or Bike trails are wide and well marked. Hoped to...More

Thank Eric S
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jinxjung
can you walk a leashed dog there ?
16 May 2017|
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Response from Eric S | Reviewed this property |
yes, we walked our dog all trails and around camp ground
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luv2travel070801
What is the admission fee for the Myakka State Forest park in Englewood?
1 January 2017|
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Response from Eric S | Reviewed this property |
We camped with travel trailer, cost was $ 15 a night, dry camping
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